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English definition of “predispose sb to/towards sth”

predispose sb to/towards sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with predispose   /ˌpriː.dɪˈspəʊz/ us    /-ˈspoʊz/
to make someone more likely to behave in a particular way or to suffer from a particular illness or condition: Smoking predisposes you to lung cancer. His family background predisposes him to support the Democrats.Affecting and influencing
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